PPAI

Reportage
2017

1ST PLACE WINNER
Reportage 2017

ARMED REACTION

by Mark Condren

The Garda Armed Support Unit which was put on the streets of Dublin after the murder of David Byrne at the Regency hotel in Dublin.

2ND PLACE
ST BRIDGET'S WELL

By Eamon Ward

As Winter slowly gives way to Spring Pilgrims continue the ancient tradition of Celebrating the feast of St Bridget and visiting her Holy Well high above the Atlantic Shore on the Clare Coast. Traditional prayer rounds along a winding path through the trees to the stone Cross culminate with many leaving offerings and petitions as well as drinking the water from the Well.

3RD PLACE
JOURNEY THROUGH THE BATTLE FIELDS

By Robbie Reynolds

Photographer Aidan Crawley retraces the footsteps of his Great Uncle Lawrence Crawley's who was killed fighting in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

SHORTLISTED
TAKING OF THE GPO

By Nick Bradshaw

6th. class Pupils from St. Patrick's boys School Ringsend Dublin went to the GPO to ‘take the GPO' in costume for their 1916 Rising reenactment. Pictures include Classmates Paul Kobus Rhys Ennis Evan Kelch Darragh Ryan Leinard Regalado Sean McPeake Josh King (Padraig Pearse) Sean Ebbs (O'Rahilly) Lee Eager Alex Eager and Jake Bui

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BEST OF THE BEST

By Gary Ashe

Competitors prepare and perform during a bodybuilding contest in Dublin

SHORTLISTED
THE SEAFARERS PILGRIMAGE

By Clodagh Kilcoyne

Seafarers and members of the Carna community attend an annual pilgrimage mass on MacDara's Island home to a 6th Century oratory in reverence to St. MacDara the patron saint of fishermen

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THE CLOSURE

By Clare Keogh

After more than a century of Jewish worship in Cork city centre the Synagogue closed in February 2016. It was the last week of worship for a dwindling community but also the last week of work for care taker Michael Pumphrey. He was tasks with removing and boxing the contents of the building the objects that represented a community now gone.